12th Air Navigation Conference

Monday, November 19, 2012

The International Civil Aviation Organization will be holding the 12th Air Navigation Conference (AN-Conf/12) in Montréal, from 19 to 30 November 2012 with participation of its Member States and invited international organizations. The AN-Conf/12 will address the latest version of the Global Air Navigation Plan. This plan draws heavily on the aviation system block upgrades that were introduced to the international community at the Global Air Navigation Industry Symposium (GANIS). The block upgrades comprise various operational improvements aimed at harmonising and improving the efficiency of the Global Air Navigation System. To aid in the harmonisation the block upgrades are supported by a roadmaps for communications, navigation and surveillance as well information management and avionics.
The purpose of the AN-Conf/12 is to gain consensus, obtain commitments and formulate recommendations to achieve a harmonized global air navigation system for international civil aviation and optimizing the opportunities in technology and maturing work programmes toward common global objectives. The Conference will provide stakeholders with an opportunity to coalesce around these major themes, set priorities and refine the way forward based on lessons learned. Special consideration will be given to utilization of existing capacity of enabling systems and planning for their expansion taking into consideration user requirements.
The Conference’s vision: to achieve an integrated global ATM system in a progressive, cost-effective and cooperative manner. As the air navigation system gains maturity, ICAO continues to address the challenge of the integration, interoperability and harmonization of the systems leading to the concept of “One Sky” for international civil aviation.
This Conference will define the planning horizon for the next ten years. As the future aviation system is expected to be planned from “airport to airport” the AN-Conf/12 will include throughput targets for Security and performance targets for the Environment as they have an important influence on the air navigation system.
The AN-Conf/12 shall endeavor to reach unanimous agreement on the substance of all items of its agenda. Should it not be possible to do so, the Conference shall reach a decision by taking a vote (Directives to Divisional type Air Navigation Meetings and Rules of Procedure for their Conduct (Doc 8143), Part II, paragraph 4.1 refers).   
India is participating 12th Air Navigation Conference under the leadership of Mr. Arun Mishra , DGCA, Mr. Alok Sinha, Joint secretary , MOCA, Mr. Somasundaram, Member(ANS), AAI along with ten other high level officer from AAI and DGCA.
Mr. Somasundaram has been nominated as vice chairman for ANS committee by Air Navigation commission at Montreal on 19th Nov. 2012.
Following working papers are scheduled to be presented by the Indian delegation in the ANS assembly hall.
WP-89 -->           Guidelines for aeronautical studies – under Agenda item  6.2 to be presented by Mr. Atale, JGM(ATM)
WP-90 -->           GAGAN redefining navigation – enabler for seamless air traffic management under Agenda item1.1 (c)  to be presented by Mr. Nelli, JGM(ATM-IPG)
WP-91-->            Operational flight trials of user preferred routes in UPR geographic zone in the Arabian Sea Indian Ocean Region – an INSPIRE initiative under Agenda item 5.1 and will be presented by Mr. Dangi, GM(ATM-SQMS).
WP-92-->            Interoperability between ground ATM automation systems – a need for global standardization under agenda item1.1 and will be presented by Mr. Nelli, JGM(ATM-IAL)
WP-93-->            Seamless ATM across regions through collaborative process – India’s strategy under Agenda item 6.3 and it will be  presented by Mr. Sylvester Israel, GM(ATM- ASM).